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3:42 PM on 09.17.2010  

The new Dante in DmC. And no, this isn't a "WTF he's emo" thing.

Some people are being stupid about it.


That's Capcomunity's forum. Kudos go to Shoryuken.com forumers for the image.

Some are just a bit more nice about it.





I personally think he looks a bit like a twilight character, but that's not even a negative for me. This is more than just aesthetics. Video games are not a good format for a developed plot and back story, so the looks of the character become a vital part in expressing his or her personality. I'll give you an example, Ryu is the serious karate guy and Ken is the willy nilly one. You don't even need to play the games or watch cutscenes to know that, just look at almost every character artwork created for them.



Maybe that's because Ryu and Ken are iconic, so fucking with them is off territory. But to me, Dante is iconic. Why fuck with him again? DMC2 tried to paint Dante as someone who wasn't being cocky all the time, but at the end of that game I felt like it was fucking stupid. To the developer's credit though, they learned their lesson and created DMC3, which is so fucking fun. DMC: SE is, to this day, in my top 3 action adventure games of all time. Only Bayonetta and God Hand pass it.

Perhaps the notion that Capcom wants this new one to be 'westernized' has made them come to the conclusion people wont really care about the old Dante. That since God of War is popular of here, no one will give a fuck. I just don't know.



Another thing that worries me, I've never played a game from these guys. I heard Heavenly Sword was meh. I'm not ok with meh. Let's say that Capcom announces that the next Street Fighter(like in next ten years XD) and it will be developed by Ed Boon and the MK crew(as a bonus, Ryu will now look like Justin Bieber to cater to the general public).

How would anyone tell a SF fan that he/she shouldn't be pessimistic and downright pissed off when he/she hears something like that?

I know I'm not giving them a fair chance here, since Ninja Theory and Capcom are catering to a different audience that isn't so anal about shit like the fighting game fans are. And talking about Ninja Theory specifically, Dtoid staff and people like Topher Cantler have gone on record saying their other game down the pipeline, Enslaved, is amazing(even a strong GoTY contender). That gives me hope for at least the gameplay. I'm just a bit worried for now.

And why is Dante's hair brown if his Mom was blonde and father was white-haired? Just throwing that out there.   read


7:39 PM on 07.27.2010  

Combo Videos aren't about getting the most hits anymore, or even any at all.

The first combo video I saw back in 06 when I just got an internet,

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If you want a really fleshed out article on the subject, Maj is your guy. This guy has been a combo vid connoisseur for a long time now.

It seems to me like the focus of these videos has shifted from getting the most possible hits to how technical they are, so technical they need explanation. For example, Magnetro has been in the lab with Marvel vs Capcom 2 for quite some time now.

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You didn't really catch all that did you? Neither did I the first time I saw it. He explains it all in a series of videos:

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Part A2
Part B1
Part B2

There's just so much thought put into this! @_@

And then there's this:

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Wedge linked me to this a couple days ago and Eventhubs picked it up on their front page too. Shit is bonkers, I feel like this shows how great an understanding people have of a game's system just like combo videos do. The guys who did this have commented saying they're working on the next volume. I'm excited to see what they will come up with.

I'll leave you with a fairly recent favorite.

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So Guy can do walk cancel combos like in Alpha 3. Can't wait to see how the pro players use it.   read


10:40 PM on 07.17.2010  

"Forums are down for quick maintenance, hang tight!"

Liars.

3+ years and Dtoid still can't upgrade their site without fucking everything up.

Some of us don't give a fuck about the front page(well ok Sundays with Sagat is pretty good, so is anything Kauza writes) or the C-blogs. Some of us like traversing the forums for our distractions. But for some reason we're just not worth it anymore by the looks of it. And now every time I click a link on this site Avast keeps telling me to waste my time elsewhere, but god fucking dammit I've made cool friends here that are perfect for shooting the shit with. Please Dtoid, me and you have an enabling relationship. Now enable me to use your forums.

Oh, and pork chop sandwiches was funny 3 years ago when I was high.


Let's not make this a complete waste of your time.

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8:44 PM on 05.19.2010  

Last call to play in this tournament!



It's pretty much been a month since Supa's release, time to street fight for cereals. It will have your standard singles tournament. And now Team Battles!

SINGLES RULES

1. No character is off limits. To encourage players to use new characters, for this particular tournament only, an extra 5 points will be awarded to players who use a character who is new to the SFIV series (Juri, Hakan, Dudley, Ibuki, Makoto, DeeJay, T. Hawk, Cody, Guy, and Adon ONLY). No extra points will be awarded for using a returning character's new ultra. The 5 points will only be added to your total and not for each individual match won/lost. To earn the 5 points, you must win at least 1 of the necessary 2 sets with said new characters.

2. Each match must be played within a week. If players have issues concerning connection, scheduling or otherwise, they are to notify me and their opponent before the week is up. If the week has passed without the match being played, the appropriate player will be moved to losers bracket and then eliminated (those who made an effort to play their matches and notify me will not be penalized). No make up matches will be allowed to ensure continuity of the tournament.

3. All matches will be best of 5 rounds, with each player needing to win 2 out of a possible 3 sets. If a draw game happens, players will play a sudden death match in a best of 3 rounds setting.

4. All entrants must register before May 22, the day before the tournament is set to begin. If you have to drop from the tournament, let me know before the tournament's start date. There are no limitations on entrants and all match ups will be randomized using Tournament Maker.


TEAM RULES

1. Teams will be limited to two members, to allow many teams instead of a couple of big teams. New characters are encouraged, though no added bonus points will be awarded for using them in Team Battles.

2. Each match will be best of 5 rounds, one set only, single elimination rules apply.

3. You may name your team whatever you wish or a default team number will be assigned to you.

4. Each team battle victory will net each team member an additional point in the ranbat rankings. Individual victories do not count towards additional points.

Here's the singles bracket so far.



And the Team's bracket.




Also, Team banners!
Team Podsumaki - deBLOO, KD Alpha


Team Darky Fatts: Cataract, Danro


Team Marshmallow Hurricane: Skagzilla, ClownBaby


Team Big Baby Jesus: usedtabe, Char Aznable


Team We Suck At Picking A Name: ZServ and DaShiz0265

Team Gay Niggas From Outer Space: Senisan and casualweaponry


Team A Gentleman and a Crook: fatguru and diztrukted



The deadline to join is May 22, so be sure to sign up here quickly if you want in!

Don't play on the 360? We got you, PS3 Fight Club is also starting a SSF4 tournament. Be sure to sign up in this thread to play. Also, Nilcam has been giving updates about it recently, check out his blog!   read


4:48 PM on 04.18.2010  

Some more SSF4 tidbits.

Oh god, I'm tweaking over here. I need this game now and forever.

Anyway, a bunch of stuff pertaining to this game NOW

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Cody's theme is so god damn awesome. Can't wait for the OST to drop.


Also My main in Vanilla is Akuma. He was good to me, but I wanna drop him. But recently his new ultra has been stirring shit up about it actually being useful. As this video shows:

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I'll probably still dabble with him.


But as you most of you know, Guy is really peaking my interest. He's looking really strong, and it seems he doesn't really need ultras to do good damage. His U1 is looking like the most useful one, as this video helps illustrate.

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All that damage, on Sagat no less. And in that combo Guy used 3 EX meters, which is a waste but you don't need to do EX shoulder check, the light punch version goes fast enough to do the same thing. So 2 bars for over 500 damage is great news for me. Guy has always put people in the corner easily in past games, and in Super it won't be different. Just get used to being in the corner against me, Dtoiders. ;p


Now let's talk about the bonus people get if you've played SF4. It's 2 colors and help. Help is letting you unlock all the colors and taunts for your character faster, how it'll do it exactly I don't know yet. The colors are numbered 11 and 12. 11 is the inkblot effect present in the PC version of SF4. 12 will be a "sketch" effect that is seen in all the new SSF4 character artwork.

Of course I have a video. This one shows the 12th color in action. It looks cool.

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Please Lord(Niero), send me a woman(copy).   read


10:23 PM on 04.10.2010  

New podcast also SSF4 stuff

First of all, Dtoider Avalon made this header for me, Cataract then stole it and-he-made-a-blog-so-now everyone-thinks-he-had-it-first-but-I-really had-it-first-and-now-it-wont-be-as-epic-now-since-most-of-you-have-seen-it.

Anyway, Y0j1mb0 made us do a podcast thing.

Here is a preview of it.


http://www.archive.org/details/Podsumaki1 <---yes we are that cheap.

EDIT:

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It's supposed to be me, KD, RAB, and Cataract but DRAMA LLAMA happened so it's not Cataract and we got Wry Guy in there for a bit instead. Just be ready for mindless rambling from all of us, especially me.

Also Cowboy Ken.




And Makoto is looking really good.

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Also also look at this fucking hitbox

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I'm really excited to play as Guy, everyone that knows of my SSF4 anticipation can tell you they're fucking sick of me talking about it. I'm really itching to play this fucking game already.

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I can't wait to do those combos on all of you.   read


6:59 PM on 03.22.2010  

PINK T.HAWK



Guys! I can't hold much longer!

Pink T.Hawk....he's come back... nobody tell Tactix....






AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH



Oh yeah here's the full intro sequence for SSF4

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April 27th.

Game of forever.   read


8:09 PM on 03.09.2010  

Hakan is REVEALED.

That's right bitches, what did I tell ya? GDC did in fact "OIL UP"

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Oil Coaster is the best thing ever.


Also Hakan vs Juri footage

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Hype has reached full capacity.

I wonder what character Hakan is ripping off of? I'll let the haters figure that one out :D   read


2:24 PM on 03.07.2010  

Justin Wong Demo's Ibuki, Makoto, and Dudley.

I searched the Cblogs, and no one posted this.

So I'll do eet I guess.

Ibuki

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Makoto

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Dudley(A true Gentlemen lets the ladies go first!)

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Dudley is looking beast.

Also,



The recent SSF4 blog from Capcom Japan hints at Hakan's reveal will be at GDC.

Besides Portal 2 and the possible announcement of GoW3 for next year(MS won't let them compete with Halo, in essence themselves.), GDC is gonna oil up!   read


4:32 PM on 02.06.2010  

Summary of SSFIV new features.

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That being said, I'm still hyped up for this game.   read


7:31 PM on 01.26.2010  

My first NARP.

Dtoid Portland has Narps regularly but I never go to any of them. Most Dtoiders here are grown ass people and me being 17 made me reluctant to do anything. Until Scion of Mogo made it known things were gonna happen at his house, big things.

So I said something.

King3vbo offered me a ride and I took it, despite the quite clear possibility of desu desu rape and having to play BlazBlue and pretend to enjoy it(LOL JAY KAY, it's just not my jam guys). Dtoider Cheezeitz lives like 5 minutes away from me but we never bothered to meet up either, so I figured we could take the MAX(train thing) together to Portland. He's a great guy, glad I know him now.


Also riding the MAX for the first time was cool too I guess. Some guy tried to sell us a bus pass then proceeded to talk about Borderlands for 10 minutes.

We met at a huge mall, come to find out, me and Cheeze arrived like 30 minutes early. We to an arcade called tilt at the mall and played some games.They had my 2 favorite games to play in an arcade right next to each other. Shit was crazy.



Also got the high score on MSH vs SF!

We finally met up with King, Grumpy, Wedge, and Alex. We talked for a bit waiting on Toneman, but unfortunately he could make it out(Hope I can meet this guy soon) we piled up in King's car, known to many as the RapeVan. We picked up LostCrichton(This man is hilarious and very friendly) and got to driving. Now when I said Portland has grown ass people, I really felt it on this trip. All you could probably see is a scrawny little dude sandwiched in the back seat between Cheeze and Grumpytutrle(Great guy BTW).



Then something Crazy happened, LostCrichton and King started singing some Song from a Chip and Dale NES game. Shit was craaaaaaaazy. Grumpyturtle said what was on everyone' mind in the back seat. :D

Anyway, I'm like writing shit down play by play(fuck that), so I'll just post a bunch of pics instead!!!


Me and Wedge playing some pool while Alex and Cheeze get to play a great NES title called, I think, Super Spike Volleyball

Me and Bullettrain played this game for the first time against each other. We sucked pretty bad at it, I it was basically a race to see who could actually hit the ball and not miss serving it. I won, then immediately retired undefeated.


Grumpyturtle and King3vbo playing some NES games. I think this one was Ducktales. oh yeah, Grumpy brought the Total Recall game, so bad but so funny to see.

Much more happened, I just didn't take pictures(most people didn't either). King had a copy of TvC and we had a little tourney. Wedge being the trickster he is had been learning Tekkaman while the rest of where watching hilariously bad movies. King3vbo knocked me out of it I think. I didn't get a chance to play as one of the huge characters but this game is extremely solid. It's definitely worth getting.

More fightans stuff. Wedge, Bullet, and me had some great sessions of 3rd Strike and CvS2. This was my first time playing CvS 2 and I gotta say this game is amazing, of course I just went with characters I was familiar with but I soon got a team going on I was getting ok with(Ken/Joe/Dan). I hope CvS2 gets a XBLA/PSN port or even better yet, a sequel. Also played SF4 but that was no fun, I was winning easily pretty much against everyone(I'd rather play people better than me when I really get interested in a fighting game).

Then some BlazBlue happened >.< I just spammed low jab :D King3vbo has good knowledge with all the characters in it. He beat me pretty soundly. We played KoFXII, I got a good team going on (Ralf/Joe/Kyo) but no one seemed to like the game enough to actually play for more than 5 minutes.

Sunday(last day) sucked. I woke up to Grim(Dtoider Editor Grim) in his car leaving. I had forgotten about something special I wanted to do. I wanted everyone to sign my copy of Mike Tyson's Punch Out before I sent it Coonskin. Wedge and Alex left too. TT______TT Regardless I got it signed by everyone left there and it should be on it's way to Coon now. :)



Oh yeah, I left with more than I came with. Bullettrain gave me a a street Fighter artbook. It's very nice. He also had a lot of copies of Bayonetta with him. There's a crazy story of that somewhere in the forums. Short story is Amazon gave him 12 copies for free.



Scion makes the best waffles. He really treated us like kings the whole weekend. Many thanks and kudos to this man! I hope he come up to Portland soon.

Overall, this was a great experience to meet such awesome people and just STFUAJPG with. Can't wait for another meet up. I encourage more of you folks to get together, even if you live in bumfuck nowhere, I'm sure there's Dtoiders everywhere by now to just get a litle bit going. You wont regret it!

Here's to great guys like King3vbo, LostChrichton, CrocBox, Cheezeitz, Scion of Mogo, Wedge, Alex, and of course Bullettrain(feel free to slap me across the face with a giant trout if I forgot to mention you!). Best group of people to pop this narp cherry

Also going to Popeye's with the likes of King3vbo, LostChricton, Grumpyturtle and Cheezeitz was surreal for some weird reason.
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Also Also, Grumpyturtle has a video that I recorded during the first night. Should be on the Cblogs soon!   read


9:44 PM on 01.21.2010  

So Podtoid 134 was the best one yet guys.




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Credit goes to Gobun for the pic, Munnyman5 for the vid.

Thread where the magic happened! http://www.destructoid.com/forum/showthread.php?p=503073

ALSO FORUM MOA YOU ASSHATS.   read







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